Kurt Ahrens Portfolio of Work

Welcome. My name is Kurt Ahrens and I am a marketing professional working in the corporate environment since 2000 and I possess a wealth of knowledge in web and print. On this site I have attempted to provide a sampling of my work from literally thousands of produced images, banners, ads, multimedia and print work. This site represents some of the peices to showcase a wide variety of my skillsets. If you don't see something specifically that you are looking for, please ask. Resumes are provided upon request.

*Please note, that not all materials within my portfolio are available for public display. Further examples of reporting, web, and imagery will be made available for review when in a meeting environment. Thank you.

Web Work

Listed below is a sampling of the work that I've taken part in over the years displaying a range of styles and design. I have been involved at all levels with all projects listed, design, coding, SEO, edits and maintenance. To view an item click on the name of the project or the image when available.

 
ETAP.com
A4 Volley.com

Asked to drive the effort of a new volleyball club in Southern California, A4Volley.com was the first step in getting the club noticed and giving the athletes and parents a touch point to reach the club during its inaugural year. The club has grown steadily and will next year be completely recoded to be more interactive with a calendar and communications feature as well as registration.



 
ETAP.com
Tesorofootball.com

As the webmaster on the Board of Directors for Tesoro High School football, it was my responsibility to create a site that was interactive and responsive for their web needs. The new site is a team management tool that over the next few years will prove its value and become an every day part of the coach/athlete relationship.



 
ETAP.com
ETAP.com

ETAP.com is OTI's primary web portal and OTI's most important marketing tool. It is relied upon to generate the largest portion of leads and to inform clients of the latest developments and services that OTI has to offer. This is the best example of work that I currently have to offer and is the site that I spend the majority of my time building and maintaining.



 
Dream Car Mobile Auto Detailing
DreamCarOC.com

DreamCarOC.com is a site hand coded in HTML5 and and CSS3



 
Current Publishing Corporation
Current Publishing Corporation

Current Publishing is a group within the Civco holdings that PADI also belongs to. As the lead designer during my time with PADI all sites during my six year period with them were designed by me.



 
PADI.com
PADI.com

The design for the new PADI.com was open to two outside design groups and internal employees. After evaluation from the PADI marketing department, my design was chosen in it's entirety without alteration.



 
eRDP
eRDP

The eRDP is a dive calculator for PADI. As the lead designer during my time with PADI all sites during my six year period with them were designed by me.



 
ProjectAWARE.org
ProjectAWARE.org

Project Aware is a group within the Civco holdings that PADI also belongs to. As the lead designer during my time with PADI all sites during my six year period with them were designed by me.



 
Project AWARE Kids
Project AWARE Kids

Project Aware for Kids is a group within the Civco holdings that PADI also belongs to. As the lead designer during my time with PADI all sites during my six year period with them were designed by me.



 
PADI/National Geographic
PADI/National Geographic

PADI National Geographic is a group within the Civco holdings that PADI also belongs to. As the lead designer during my time with PADI all sites during my six year period with them were designed by me.



 
EmergencyFirstResponse.com
EmergencyFirstResponse.com

Emergency First Response is a group within the Civco holdings that PADI also belongs to. As the lead designer during my time with PADI all sites during my six year period with them were designed by me.



 
Ahrens Design Group
Ahrens Design Group

My own personal outlet for creation.



 
ElasticMedia.net
ElasticMedia.net

Though no longer maintained, this site was fun to work on and develop. The owner creates the audio tracks for Japanese cartoons to be introduced to the American market and wanted something a little less conventional to reflect that spirit.



 
Moto Masters
Moto Masters

Though no longer maintained, this site was fun to work on and develop. The owner creates the audio tracks for Japanese cartoons to be introduced to the American market and wanted something a little less conventional to reflect that spirit. This was his own venture begun here in the U.S.



 
Party Art Creations
Party Art Creations

Party Arts Creations is no longer active. The design of this site was initially begun overseas. When the design group failed to meet deadline the local business sought new assistance and came to me. I was able to get their site up and working within their short deadline.



 
Invertego.com
Invertego.com

Though no longer active, Invertego was a t-shirt design company which sold in clothing stores in L. A. This site was very fun and fresh to work on as the owner wanted an unconventional look to his unique clothing offering.



 
I Do Weddings By Marie.com
I Do Weddings By Marie.com

I Do Weddings is no longer active.



 
Teamfogal.com
Teamfogal.com

Though no longer active, teamfogal.com was the site of a family competing in Ron Howards' Treasure Hunt. They unfortunately did not win the event, however they did have the best site of any competitors =)


 
 

WordPress Sites

 
Sean McDermott Cyber State
SeanMcDermott.com

Sean McDermott has transitioned from a traditional site to a WordPress powered site so that he can more easily interact with his fans without having extensive web knowledge or relying on a web designer for updates.



 
CSPAT
Cspattraining.com

Trainer Erics Clark has a growing business in South Orange County teaching people of all ages the importance of staying fit. His yearly camps and personalized trainings needed a site that would allow Erics to easily update the data and to provide a method for visitors to register for events.



 
eRDP
ETAP IT

The ETAP blog is a casual form of communication between OTI Staff and their customers. The ETAP IT blog is a forum for posting employee functions and and for providing helpful news on ETAP events.

 
 

Twitter Pages

 
ETAP Twitter Page
ETAP Twitter Page

ETAP social media efforts for their Twitter page.

 
 

E-Commerce Applications


 
Online Specialty Application Form
Online Specialty Application Form

Unfortunately I cannot link directly to these sites due to membership requirements. I have however gathered and briefly described each in a collection of screen shots.



 
PIC Certification Report
PIC Certification Report

Unfortunately I cannot link directly to these sites due to membership requirements. I have however gathered and briefly described each in a collection of screen shots.



 
Replacement Card Online
Replacement Card Online

Unfortunately I cannot link directly to these sites due to membership requirements. I have however gathered and briefly described each in a collection of screen shots.



 
My PADI Profile
My PADI Profile

Unfortunately I cannot link directly to these sites due to membership requirements. I have however gathered and briefly described each in a collection of screen shots.



 
Genentech Quality of Hire Program
Genentech Quality of Hire Program

Unfortunately I cannot link directly to these sites due to membership requirements. I have however gathered and briefly described each in a collection of screen shots.



 
PADI Dive Center Search
PADI Dive Center Search

Unfortunately I cannot link directly to these sites due to membership requirements. I have however gathered and briefly described each in a collection of screen shots.


 
 

Miscellaneous Web

 
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These examples are but a few of a great many.



 
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Flash and Action Scripting

 
This is one in a series of navigation aids used on etap.com which I built and scripted.



 
This is one in a series of navigation aids used on etap.com which I built and scripted. Use of them can also be found on Christophershowerman.com.



 
I have worked with Flash for many years, here is an example of that work intended for children's entertainment.

Graphics Work

I have probably edited and created over 1000 images using various imagery applications, below is a small sampling of that work.

 
This photo displays photo manipulation and clean-up in Photoshop.
 
This photo displays extreme photo manipulation and clean-up in Photoshop.
 
This photo displays photo manipulation and clean-up in Photoshop.
 
This photo exhibits photo manipulation and clean-up in Photoshop.
 
This photo exhibits photo manipulation and clean-up in Photoshop.
 
This photo exhibits reconstruction and clean-up in Photoshop.
 
This photo exhibits reconstruction and clean-up in Photoshop.
 
This photo exhibits reconstruction and clean-up in Photoshop.
 
This photo exhibits reconstruction and clean-up in Photoshop.
 
This photo exhibits reconstruction and clean-up in Photoshop.
 
This photo exhibits reconstruction and clean-up in Photoshop.
 
General photo clean-up in Photoshop.
 
General photo clean-up in Photoshop.
 
General photo clean-up in Photoshop.
 
Done to expand on the PADI Bubble Maker product(1.4 megs)

Print Work

I have created imagery in print for magazines, product brochures, CD covers and labels, trade show booths, marketing materials of mugs, canvas bags, jackets, hats, flashlights and more. I have provided a sample of these efforts below.

 
Binder art for the 7.0 product release.
 
CD cover art for the 7.0 product release.
 
DVD label art for the 7.0 product release.
 
Trade show booth approximately 9'x7'.
 
Created as an ad for OTI.
 
Vector image produced for technical illustrations, just one of hundreds.
 
Promotional items that can be anything from flashlights, hats, bags to jackets.
 
Artwork for employee appreciation awards.
 
Used as a sales flyer to promote book sales.
 
Print ad made for The Undersea Journal.
 
Print ad made for The Knott wedding magazine.
 
Created for a nation-wide seller of t-shirts.
 
Created for a nation-wide seller of t-shirts.
 
Created for the release of PADI's electronic eRDP.
 
All graphics on booth panels, not the actual design of booth.

About Me

I am a web and graphics professional with over eleven years of corporate experience in the field of design for both web and print. On this site I have attempted to provide a sampling of my work from literally thousands of images, banners, ads, multimedia and print work.



Kurt Ahrens

I have complete mastery in Photoshop and have used the Adobe/Macromedia family of products since their inception. Not being one who limits himself to the task at hand, I enjoy trying new software and learning new skills. For a full range of skill sets please request a copy of my resume.

In addition to having worked extensively with front end design, wire framing and ui design, I have worked for six years as a Web Programmer and Project Manager. This experience has allowed me to design my own databases, work with classic ASP and ASP.net, and to manage a project from cradle to grave. Applications produced have been used by PADI to generate revenue and provide members with easy to use business tools. With this knowledge I can interface and work well within a group of developers to quickly speed along the process as I understand the entire life cycle from beginning to end.

My complete exposure to all aspects of web design, programming, and web management has allowed me to be a team leader and be involved in training junior level designers. I have given many their first introduction to the web field and have tutored them in the necessary skills to grow in the business.

I'm actively involved with my family by assisting my son and daughter in their active school and sports curriculum. I enjoy the outdoors and being outside whenever time away from work allows. I enjoy American muscle cars and my dream is to one day own the hottest muscle car built in the last 30 years, the Dodge Challenger SRT8.

Resume available upon request.

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Contact Me

Thank you for your interest. For all inquiries regarding contract work with Kurt Ahrens or with Ahrens Design Group, please conact:

Email: kurtahrens@ymail.com
Mobile: (949) 350-6547

Resume available upon request.

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